Technology Solutions Professional


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

About us 

At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for. 

The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 

We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we work together..


About Houston


ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.


By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.


The campus is located in Spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.


The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities.

Learn more about what we do in Houston  here.


What role you will play in our team


  • The Technology Solutions Professional (TSP) role within Finished Lubricants Technology Organization calls for proactive thinking, idea generation, robust interpersonal skills, staying abreast of technological advancements, fostering strong industry connections, applying sound scientific principles, utilizing the latest research tools and technology, collaborating with global teams, occasional travel to engage with internal teams and external customers, proficiency in intellectual property matters, and awareness of environmental safety and regulatory standards.  
  • ExxonMobil Houston Campus, Spring, TX


What you will do 


  • Lead projects from product profile definition to commercial launch, including formulation, finalization and roll-out support
    • Develop test plans, conduct analysis and review data
    • Screen new additive and base stock technologies utilizing bench scale and large scale test rigs
    • Conduct field trials collaborating with field engineers and customers 
    • Identify intellectual property opportunities
    • Provide regular project updates to relevant stakeholders
    • Determine technical readiness for product release
  • Participate in global, cross-disciplinary and commercial operation teams to ensure smooth technology hand-off and product commercialization
  • Advance understanding of formulation fundamentals and lubricant applications research, understand, and articulate technology trends, standards, customer requirements and competitive threats
  • Working closely with Environmental Health and Safety Specialists,
  • Participate in industry committees to help define technical specifications
  • Collaborate with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) on their requirements and approval testing
  • Develop reputation as a recognized expert within the company and the Industry
  • Document project outcome capturing key learnings and future recommendations
  • Lubricants Formulation Development and Deployment 


About you 


Skills and Qualifications 


  • MS/PhD Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline 
  • >5 years of experience in lubricants formulation development and deployment 
  • Understanding of physical and chemical properties of lubricant base oils and additives, and their impacts on performance
  • Strong foundation in statistical analysis, tribology/lubrication theory, and project management
  • Excellent understanding of physical and chemical analytical techniques
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary global teams (e.g. Technical, Sales, Operations and Marketing)
  • Capable of technical investigation/problem solving


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience 


  • Knowledge of mechanical systems in industrial applications such as gearboxes, hydraulic systems, bearings, etc. 
  • Ability to link molecular structure to product performance
  • Understanding in chemical synthesis and advanced molecular characterization tools
  • Leading third party contract research programs 
  • Basic knowledge in sustainability, data science and artificial intelligence
  • Preferred skills such as knowledge in molecular structure to product performance relationships would help develop advanced lubricant formulations 


Your benefits 


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life. 


We offer you



  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life.
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match.
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing.
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you.
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.


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Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


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EEO Statement


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.




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